The bachelor’s degree program in petroleum engineering has been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, With ABET accreditation, students, parents, employers and the society we serve can be confident that a program meets the quality standards that produce graduates prepared to enter a global workforce.

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Vision Statement

That "I am an Aggie Petroleum Engineer" be the most respected, prestigious self-definition within the petroleum engineering profession.

Mission Statement

  • To create, preserve, integrate, transfer and apply petroleum engineering knowledge.
  • To produce capable future engineers and to enhance the capabilities of current practitioners.

Program Educational Objectives

  • Graduates will have the technical depth and breadth to be successful professionals early in their careers.
  • Graduates will have the broad technical knowledge and soft skills needed to rise to positions of professional leadership.

Student Outcomes

The student outcomes that prepare graduates to attain the program educational objectives are:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  • An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • An ability to communicate effectively
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
  • An ability to deal with the high level of uncertainty in definition and solution of petroleum reservoir problems

Bachelor of Science Enrollment and Graduation Data

Academic Year Fall Semester
Undergraduate Enrollment
Bachelor Degrees Awarded
2016-17 626 *
2015-16 653 147
2014-15 666 181
2013-14 812 171

Enrollments for AY 2014 and after do not include freshmen. The data for AY 2013 and before included freshmen.